Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Faculty of XXX heat Wednesday, February 13, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Faculty of XXX heat Wednesday, February 13, 2013
What is the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) ? 3MT is a university-wide competition for research-based masters and doctoral students in which participants present their research in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research ideas in an engaging and compelling way, using only one static slide.
History of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) The 3MT was established by the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008 and has quickly gained momentum in the years following it’s inception. In September 2010 the first Trans-Tasman competition was held, with 33 universities participating from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. University of British Columbia (UBC) was one of the first Canadian universities to host the event in 2011. In 2013 more than 15 Canadian universities are hosting a 3MT competition, with the Ontario provincial finals being held at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario in April 2013.
3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at University of Waterloo
3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Prizes First prize winner: will be awarded $1000 and will advance to the provincial 3MT finals on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Runner up: will be awarded $500 and will advance to the provincial finals at Queen’s University on April 18, 2013. People’s choice: will be awarded a prize.
3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition rules A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide translations, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the presentation. No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted. No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted. Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified. Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g no poems, raps or songs). Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech. The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.
3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Judging Criteria Communication style – was the thesis topic and its significance communicated in language appropriate to an intelligent but non- specialist audience? Comprehension – did the presentation help the audience understand the research? Engagement – did the oration make the audience want to know more?